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MPS seeks input on a potential new program at Happy Hill

Published Oct. 5, 2015

The former Happy Hill Elementary School has been closed since 2006. But don't think folks at MPS haven't been thinking about it. Now, the district is again turning to the community as it seeks to re-open the school - built in 1958.


"More work remains" on possible partnership between Carmen, Pulaski

Published Sept. 29, 2015

According to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report, MPS is considering a "knowledge exchange" partnership between a charter school and one of the district's traditional public high schools. MPS has held three meetings to solicit community feedback on the idea, which would expand the Carmen High School of Science and Technology's highly sought-after program into Casimir Pulaski High School, where both would operate side by side.


Frawley finds friendship in felines

Published Sept. 25, 2015

Vivian Frawley didn't grow up with cats, nor did she have them for the first part of adult life, because she was allergic to them. However, in 1986 some friends invited her over for dinner and instead of a doggie bag, she left with a kitten in her purse. Today, she has dedicated much of her life to cat welfare.


Historic schoolhouses inspire Milwaukee painter

Published Sept. 17, 2015

When Milwaukee artist Ariana Huggett started to leak out images of the paintings for her upcoming show, "Old Schools" - on view Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19-20, in conjunction with Doors Open Milwaukee, at the Material Studios + Gallery in the Third Ward - a lot of folks took notice.


Three South Side high schools call rebuilt South Stadium home

Published Aug. 26, 2015

As the Bradley Tech Trojans and the South Division Cardinals lined up along the sidelines for the first game of the season Thursday evening, the atmosphere felt more like a contest that could air on ESPN than a high school football matchup. As Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports, it was the first football game ever played in the newly reconstructed South Stadium at 971 Windlake Ave.


Bucks and MPS team up for new school attendance initiative

Published Aug. 10, 2015

This afternoon, the Milwaukee Bucks and Milwaukee Public Schools announced a joint initiative, featuring Jabari Parker as spokesman and aimed at increasing awareness of the value of attending school all day, every day.


Intersection mural aims to slow traffic, beautify community

Published July 22, 2015

After months of planning and a week of preparation, community members and students from the Hopkins-Lloyd Community Learning Center painted an intersection mural in one day. According to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, it is located in the intersection of 15th and Hadley Streets, outside Hopkins-Lloyd Community School, an elementary school at 1503 W. Hopkins St.


Featured bartender: Blue Jacket's Alissa Gonyea

Published July 12, 2015 recently stopped in at Blue Jacket to chat with bartender Alissa Gonyea about teaching in MPS, traveling, craft cocktailing and how she won a car.


Abele set to take over struggling schools when Walker signs budget bill

Published July 9, 2015

Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. Dale Kooyenga added an education omnibus bill to the state budget allowing County Executive Chris Abele to appoint a commissioner to take over struggling MPS schools. Abele says didn't ask for the program but he's ready to try and make it work.


MPS, partners pool resources to change outlook at Carver Academy

Published July 7, 2015

Four years ago, Carver Academy was at a breaking point. Milwaukee School Board of Directors at-large member Terry Falk said the school was failing "by every measure" - student achievement was dismally low, few neighborhood families attended Carver and high student turnover plagued the school. According to a special report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, however, some groups and individuals are aiming to change that.


GOP's MPS takeover plan looks like a rerun of '90s school board elections

Published June 30, 2015

The takeover plan, Jay Bullock has realized, amounts to a rerun of the Milwaukee school board elections of the 1990s, when humdrum local off-year elections suddenly drew the spotlight of national media and the checkbooks of major conservative organizations around the country.


Local teens hone business and barista skills at Cafe @ Large

Published June 29, 2015

Walker's Point is filled with charming coffee shops. Cafe @ Large, the latest addition to the neighborhood, offers the customary brews and pastries residents have come to expect, but this cafe has something the others don't. As Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports, It is operated almost entirely by Milwaukee Public School students.


Featured bartender: Brandon Reyes of Fink's

Published June 23, 2015

Working backwards on his resume, Brandon Reyes worked at Fink's for the past eight months. Prior to that, he was employed at Blue Jacket for 1 1/2 years and before that as a bar back at The Hamilton. recently stopped in for a Mai Thai and a chat with Reyes.


Cheap-labor conservatism drives changes in Wisconsin

Published June 16, 2015

On "The Sopranos," Edie Falco's Carmela stresses about a house she helped build with cheap insufficient lumber. This happens on a fictional TV show, sure. But there's a lesson in there: Don't do things on the cheap just because you think you know better and can get away with it. That lesson is lost on Wisconsin's Republican leadership and legislators, unfortunately, as they pursue an explicit policy of doing just that: trying to do things on the cheap.